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Capstone Project

Joint MS Capstone StudentsThe Joint MS Capstone Project is an opportunity for students to address a real-world environmental problem by integrating their E-IPER and professional school coursework in an interdisciplinary project. Students present their Projects at the Feigenbaum Nii Foundation Capstone Symposium, held at the end of each quarter in which students are completing projects. Students have the freedom to generate their own project ideas. Projects could involve any of the following: 

  • Further development of a project initiated in a prior or concurrent project-based course (taken while enrolled in the Joint MS degree);
  • Collaboration with an off-campus client on a current environmentally related problem (e.g., by expanding on a summer internship); 
  • Collaboration with a business or entrepreneur to develop a business plan for a new venture;
  • Collaboration with a Stanford faculty member or E-IPER PhD student on a relevant research project.

The Capstone Project Guidelines, updated annually, describe the proposal and implementation process. Students may work on their projects individually or in a group of up to 3 students. ENVRES 290, the Capstone Project course, is typically offered in the Autumn and Winter quarters.

If you have any questions about the Capstone Projects or ideas for a potential Project, please contact the E-IPER Joint MS Program ManagerTo view presentations from recent Capstone Symposia, click on the available links below and enter the password ‘viaortega’

Winter 2019

Watch videos of students' Capstone Project presentations using the password viaortega.

Artem Barsukov, MS-MBA and Carlotta Mathieu, MS-MBA Transitioning to a Circular Economy: Redesigning Kids Clothing for Rental
Natalie Bodington, MS-MBA and Stella Chen, MS-MBA Utility Digitization Challenges and Opportunities: Scaling Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems
Autumn Bordner, MS-JD Climate Migration & Self-Determination: Perspectives from the Marshall Islands
Ryan Calvert, MS-MBA Wetland Restoration: A New Approach to Urban Resilience
Ben DeGolia, MS-JD Reforming Cost Allocation for Utility-Caused Wildfires in California
Michael Levin, MS-JD and Martin Rudigier, MS-MBA Accelerating the Adoption of Electric Vehicles by Providing an Electric Fleet-As-A-Service Model to Small and Mid-Sized Fleets in the U.S.
Carlos Marinetti, MS-MBA The Future is Electric: Using Energy Efficiency to Eliminate the Air Pollution of Cities in Southern Chile
Monica Molina, MS-JD and Will Foiles, MS-MBA Democratizing Electricity: Energy Cooperatives in Puerto Rico
Donna Ni, MS-JD and Sarah Rowan, MS-JD Enacting the Human Right to Water: Voices from the Central Valley
Jenny Park, MS-MBA

Santa Lucia Preserve: Best Practices for Private Land Trusts in Western U.S.

Nihal Shrinath, MS-JD

Funding Wildfire Preparedness in Under-resourced Rural California

Srishti Sundram, MS-MBA Innovative Applications of FullMoon Sensors

Autumn 2018

Watch videos of students' Capstone Project presentations using the password viaortega.

Rushil, MS-MBA Farm-level and Processing Food Waste Reduction in India: An Idea for Red Chillies
Ruth Adu-Daako, MS-MBA Understanding the Economic Impacts of Artisanal Palm Oil Processing in Ghana
Thomas Campbell, MS-MBA and Megan Welch, MS-MBA  Sustainability through Data: Digital Transformation in the Oil Patch
Dramane Meite, MS-MBA and Rafael Nataf, MS-MBA Modular Africa

Manuel Waenke, MS-MBA

Sound Agriculture - Incorporating Positive Environmental Effects into a Company's Commercialization Strategy


Archive prior to Autumn 2018